personal property appraisal servicesOccasionally, clients have a need to have the entire contents of a household appraised, without liquidating it at that time.

Certified by Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), Andrew can consult with you, and for a flat fee he and Jane will conduct a detailed inventory of all items in the home and on the property.

The inventory will include the item descriptions, locations, and an assessment of the fair market value of each item, and a copy of the appraisal details will be provided to you along with a summary of the appraisal method used.

Andrew G. Smith, C.A.G.A., is certified and can professionally conduct your personal property appraisal.

The Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA):

CAGA is a  professional accrediting organization providing certification of personal property appraisers.

The Guild, which is part of the Missouri Auction School (founded in 1905), has been instrumental in helping to standardize the personal property appraisal profession and is recognized in all 50 states and Canada.

Our personal property appraisal services include personal property appraisals for the following purposes:

  • estate
  • tax
  • insurance
  • donations
  • divorce
  •  bankruptcy

How We Do It:

Personal property appraisal services are conducted on-site. We work in a two-man team. We work quietly and efficiently to avoid disruption. We will photograph items as required to assist in the evaluation. When we leave, we will leave the home as we found it. This hands-on part of the personal property appraisal usually takes one day or less. A personal property appraisal for a very large estate may require more than one visit.

Once the items have been assessed, Andrew and Jane will research any items that may require it. If we find a rare or extremely valuable item, this will be brought to your attention. We may also offer suggestions for seeking the opinions of experts on that particular item, if you want to liquidate it in the future. After all items have been researched and itemized, you will receive a detailed report of the entire contents of the house, including their fair market value and location in the house. It will be provided to you in a professionally-prepared, typed, personal property appraisal packet.

Call today to 956.279.9445 for a free and confidential meeting to learn more about our personal property appraisal service!